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02 Sep 2015

Acquisition of Leading Edge Engineering

Adaptive Corporation Strengthens Virtual Simulation Capabilities through its Acquisition of Leading Edge Engineering, a Reseller of Simulation and Analysis Tools and Services for New Product Design and Development

Hudson, OH – September 1, 2015 – Adaptive Corporation has fully acquired Leading Edge Engineering P.C., a technology and services company focused on solving product design challenges using virtual simulation software. The technology, also referred to as computer aided engineering (CAE) software helps engineers develop better performing, more cost effective products in less time. Through this acquisition, Adaptive expands its expertise and footprint for addressing simulation needs in a broad range of multi-physics disciplines including load development, fatigue analysis, vehicle dynamics, process automation and optimization.

“Simulation is a very important part of the design process” stated Eric Doubell, chief executive officer of Adaptive Corporation. “We are seeing an increase in demand from our clients around simulation expertise that can help root out potential design flaws before a product design is released to production. Providing technologies that can create virtual models, test the loads and analyze what-if scenarios helps to ultimately accelerate our clients go to market delivery. We welcome Leading Edge customers into our Adaptive client community and look forward to working together as we align our resources.”

About Simulation and Analysis Software

The need for Simulation grows as manufacturers continue to improve and streamline a collaborative design process and accelerate their ability to go to market with new product development introductions (NPDI). A recent study by Aberdeen Group noted these impacts:

Virtual simulation users have seen a 10% decrease in Engineering Change Orders (ECOs), while those who were still relying on manual calculations have increased ECOs by 8%. What this means this those companies using simulation software are able to fix their designs before they get to production, unlike those who are using manual methods, who fix their products afterward.1

CIMdata predicted that Simulation and Analysis will be one of the more rapidly growing segments within the tools sector of PLM over the next five years, and forecasts that this sector of the market will exceed $6.7 billion in 2019.2

“We have been at the forefront of simulation technologies since we founded the company” stated Wayne Tanner, President of Leading Edge Engineering.  “We have seen the need for comprehensive Simulation tools grow as the complexity of new product development increases along with the requirement to collaborate more effectively to reduce risk and automate the design processes.  We are excited to be a part of the Adaptive team where we can address the full scope of PLM challenges and help our clients automate their PLM needs leveraging their portfolio of solutions under one umbrella.”

About Adaptive Corporation

Adaptive Corporation is dedicated to connecting virtual design to the physical world by creating solutions that help their clients, innovate, validate and refine the design of new products being introduced in the market.  With Adaptive’s technical expertise, your design engineering team can be assured you will build products right the first time, with the most efficient and profitable path possible.  Covering the full span of Product Life Cycle Management solutions, Adaptive addresses Virtual Product Design, Product Data Intelligence, Enterprise Collaboration, Digital Manufacturing, Simulation and Metrology/Quality Control. For more information, visit www.adaptivecorp.com.

Sources

1 Aberdeen Group: “The Value of Virtual Simulation As Opposed to Other Tools”, December 2014
http://aberdeen.com/research/10032/10032-RR-Virtual-Simulation-Design.aspx/content.aspx

2 CIM Data: CIMdata Simulation and Analysis (S&A) Market Analysis Report, July 2015
http://www.cimdata.com/en/news/item/4446-cimdata-publishes-simulation-and-analysis-market-report

PR Contact

Juliann Grant
Juliann.grant@razorleaf.com
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13 Aug 2015

How to Access your Free 3D XML Viewer


Get more value from the solutions you own with Dassault Systèmes 3DXML capability. You can easily share CATIA information with extended team members, external suppliers, or anyone who does not know CATIA. This capability is free with CATIA V5, and the Viewer is also free. Watch to learn more…

Brian OlsenOur Presenter

This Adaptive Tech Tip is presented by Brian Olson @BEOlsen538.

The Adaptive Tech Tips video series is designed to help you discover the many features of CATIA that can save you time and effort in your project collaboration efforts. Be sure to check back often to see the latest Tech Tips.

Video Transcription

Good afternoon everyone. Today we’re talking about 3D XML Viewers from Dassault. I’ve gone to the 3DS.com website and I’m searching for 3D XML Viewer. This viewer is a free downloadable viewer for your customers to open up 3D models you can send them as XML Excel files. Once you’re in the 3D site we can download the installer along with documentation if necessary.

In CATIA I’ve opened up a vice assembly, which I’m going to perform a “save as” operation. I select the 3D XML extension and performe a save. Once saved, this becomes a very light file that I can open up into the 3DS viewer. The file will look as normal in the sense of its tiered structure.

Across the top we have a variety of tools: fit all in, panning, zooming, etc. along with different presentation modes -for background, for the file itself whether it’s the material mode or actually our various perspectives.

To go along with their perspectives there’s also a movie that will automatically rotate the part through various angles for your presentation.

Also on the right hand side we have a compass that can be used to move the part around. And of course our mouse buttons operate as normal.

We can also perform a right click and hide show operation to break the part down into its individual components.

So what we’ve seen today is that there is a 3D XML viewer that is a free download from Dassault and combine that saving files as 3D XML Excel extensions that we can easily email assemblies and parts to our customers so that they can easily view with zero cost.

Thanks.

17 Jun 2015

Honda Supplier 3D Scanning Metrology Conference

Honda Supplier 3D Scanning Metrology Conference 2015Join Adaptive and Creaform Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT for the Honda Supplier 3D Scanning Metrology Conference in Marysville, OH. Creaform will showcase their solutions in scanning, reverse engineering and portable CMM metrology. Ohio Northern University will also share current applications of measurements and quality analysis from their Manufacturing Technology Program.

Are you experiencing one or more of these challenges?

  • Finding and identifying surface geometry changes in stamping tools over time
  • The ability to move part validation earlier in the manufacturing process
  • Measurement results being called into question
  • Bottlenecks associated with machine set up confirmations using traditional CMMS
  • Difficulty comparing cast/stamping tool geometry with CAD
  • Difficulty responding & diagnosing production problems with minimum delays

Register Today

Space is limited! We invite you to bring a part to have scanned and/or measured. We will illustrate the solution using your production parts and send you home with samples on a USB device. The Q&A session will focus on how to improve your program to better serve Honda’s needs.

Register Today

 

When

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
Lunch will be served.

Where

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
411 Allenby Drive, Marysville, OH 43040
Driving directions

Questions?

Please contact Joanie Utesch  at 440-290-4604 or jutesch@adaptivecorp.com.

10 Jun 2015

APQP Challenged? Drive Cost and Time Out of Your APQP Process Webinar

June WebinarWatch It Now

During this webinar we’ll look at the challenges around meeting your customer’s APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) requirements and explore effective approaches that will avoid typical time sinks and improve the compliance process overall.

Is your engineering team spending more time updating Gantt charts than doing actual product development work?

Do you feel like inadequate planning and coordination unnecessarily drive up the cost of your parts?

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Eliminate/reduce expediting costs with tools that help build scheduling cushions for you and your sub-tier suppliers
  • Minimize the cost and effort of compliance with OEM certification and validation programs
  • Trim time from basic processes like sending and receiving files and CAD data
  • Identify and eliminate risky and/or unprofitable projects in your portfolio via up-front analysis and cost estimation
  • Automate key repetitive APQP tasks (like issue reporting) to increase throughput and allow your project engineers to stop juggling and start handling more APQP projects

Watch this informative webinar today.

Our Presenter

Jonathan Scott, Principal Consultant Razorleaf Corporation

Jonathan ScottJonathan Scott is a PLM evangelist and solution architect promoting the use of product lifecycle management concepts and methodologies for discrete manufacturers. He is a former project manager, technical consultant, developer, and user on multiple PLM platforms and CAD platforms. Although his background is in mechanical engineering in the context of the nuclear industry, Mr. Scott’s current efforts are in PLM vision and strategy planning, as well as in detailed solution development. Mr. Scott has presented at numerous industry venues including Boeing’s/Northrop Grumman’s GPDIS, daratechPLANT, PLM Summit, SolidWorks World, COE Annual Conference, Collaboration & Interoperability Congress, and Aras Community Event.

22 May 2015

Drive APQP Costs Down through Better Processes

Drive APQP Costs Down through Better ProcessesThe challenge in today’s global economy is managing projects among different sites. Locating information, coordinating designers and engineers, sticking to schedules and delivering on time and on budget become increasingly tedious and time-consuming tasks. Is your engineering team spending more time updating Gantt charts than doing actual product development work? Do you feel like inadequate planning and coordination unnecessarily drive up the cost of your parts?

In theory, the APQP process should provide a flow of information throughout a company as well as up and down the supply chain thereby driving quality into product and process,” says Mark Strobel, director, Solutions Portfolio Management, Dassault Systèmes. “However, in practice, there is a huge amount of non value-added administration and paperwork required to correctly manage the process. The problem lies in the numerous documents involved — typically spreadsheets and MS project files stored on each user’s hard drive — and the inability to communicate changes throughout all involved parties in a truly collaborative way.

Let’s Talk About Solutions

Join us on Wednesday, June 10th at 1:00 PM EDT for a look at the challenges around meeting your customer’s APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) requirements and explore effective approaches that will avoid typical time sinks and improve the compliance process overall.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Eliminate/reduce expediting costs with tools that help build scheduling cushions for you and your sub-tier suppliers
  • Minimize the cost and effort of compliance with OEM certification and validation programs
  • Trim time from basic processes like sending and receiving files and CAD data
  • Identify and eliminate risky and/or unprofitable projects in your portfolio via up-front analysis and cost estimation
  • Automate key repetitive APQP tasks (like issue reporting) to increase throughput and allow your project engineers to stop juggling and start handling more APQP projects

Jonathan ScottOur Presenter

Our presenter is Jonathan Scott, Principal Consultant Razorleaf Corporation and a PLM evangelist, focused on PLM vision and strategy planning as well as in detailed solution development. Learn more about Jonathan.

Register Today

Join us on Wednesday, June 10th at 1:00 PM EDT for the webinar APQP Challenged? Drive Cost and Time Out of Your APQP Process.

REGISTER NOW